Top 5 Podcasts to Check Out!
Podcasts are a great way to learn something new. They are handy because you can listen to them while driving, or while taking public transit, and may make your morning commute slightly more bearable.
Podcasts have really exploded in popularity in the last 5 years. Ever since the widely listened to podcast “Serial” during its Season 1 murder case, people are more interested in finding information through podcasts.
But why? We have radio?
Podcasts are enjoyable because they usually have less commercials, or have all the commercials grouped together so they are easy to skip. Radio can get very repetitive, and you don’t have the ability to specifically pick the topic you want to learn about.
So which podcasts should you listen to?
Well it all depends on your personal interests. But I have picked 5 below that I have found very interesting, and have been able to learn a couple of things along the way. I will add to this list in the future as I find more podcasts that I enjoy!
So if you don’t know which podcasts to listen to, this is a good place to start.
The Joe Rogan Experience
Now you may know Joe Rogan from other places, such as MMA, or maybe all the way back from Fear Factor. Well he also does podcasts. And they are crazy interesting! A couple of the episodes that I have listened too that I have found to be captivating include:
Episode 942 – Dan Flores – Discusses animal and human interaction, and the history of coyotes.
Episode 919 – Neil deGrasse Tyson – Talks about space, physics and the average human. Who doesn’t love space?
Episode 901 – Dr. Rhonda Patrick – Every time he gets Dr. Rhonda Patrick on the podcast, you know it’s going to be a good on. Dr. Patrick is a specialist in biomedical science, and can tell you anything you need to know about nutritional health and your body.
These are just a small sample of the many I have listened too. You can learn quite a bit from their discussions!
Someone Knows Something
This is a CBC podcast that discusses cold cases here in Canada. Specifically in both Seasons, a CBC investigator goes through all the evidence from each case, and talks to everyone involved to get their points of view on what happened. This is a good podcast for anyone who loves a good murder mystery.
Found My Fitness
You remember my comments about Dr. Rhonda Patrick above in Joe Rogan’s podcast? Well she also has her own podcast, and it is definitely something you should check out. The inner nerd in you will love the science-y discussions related to nutritional health, extended aging, and other new trends that claim to be good for you. Such as, ice cold showers, are they actually good for you?
How I Built This
This podcast is super interesting! Each episode is an interview with an entrepreneur of some kind, discussing how they built their empire. The most recent one I listened to was the founders of Lonely Planet, the travel company. There are some pretty big names on this show, such as Mark Cuban (Serial Entrepreneur), Barbara Corcoran (Real Estate Mogul), John Zimmer (Lyft), Yvon Choinard (Patagonia). So check this one out if you have an interest in business, and how large businesses are built.
Missing and Murdered
This again is a CBC podcast. I am not sure if they are going to continue with another Season, but Season 1 was interesting and heart breaking at the same time. This podcast is about a CBC investigator, much like Someone Knows Something, who goes to British Columbia to investigate the death of Alberta Williams. Alberta Williams was a young indigenous woman whose death in 1989 has never been solved. This podcast discusses some of the issues in murder investigations, including communications, processes, stereotypes etc. If you have time, give this a listen, you will be hooked.
I hope these podcasts interest you. I try to listen to them when I can, but I am definitely selective in which episodes I listen too – unless it is a series like some of the podcasts mentioned above. Each of the podcasts mentioned above vary in length. The Joe Rogan ones are usually around 3 hours, so I split them up into two sessions. How I built this podcast usually sits around 45 minutes.
The app I use for my podcasts is called “Pocket Cast”, but any free podcast app will do. Once you download the app onto your phone, you should be able to search for the titles listed above and add them to your own personal lists.
I love finding new podcasts to listen too. If there are any on your list that you consider to be a “must-listen”, let me know!
Also, check out my post on 5 Books that Changed my Perspective on Life.